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EK17 done two attempts in Manchester- and now off to AMS

Old 10th Feb 2020, 19:16
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Originally Posted by Airbanda View Post
I think the LH gasometer has been demolished, or will be shortly.

There used to be a similar one in in South Harrow with NO lettering. The lettering was added following a number of incidents where aircraft mistook Northolt's runway for 23.
Pan Am famously landed a 707, N725PA, at Northolt in 1960.

From an earlier thread here:

The Captain of the Pan Am B707 which landed at Northolt instead of Heathrow was (allegedly) asked by ATC for his intentions. "I guess I'll take up Chicken Farming" was the reply.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Despite rumours to the contrary, Manchester is also in Europe.
We left the EU on 31st January so technically it's not
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Originally Posted by BirdmanBerry View Post
We left the EU on 31st January so technically it's not
Europe ≠ EU, as any Norwegian will tell you.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Europe ≠ EU, as any Norwegian will tell you.
Great Britain left Europe between 450,000 - 180,000 years ago
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Did my browser accidentally hit the professional politicians rumour network?
Back to the EK thread
well done a safe outcome on a v difficult day 👍
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On Feb 9th all was difficult in N Europe (the continent and islands)
Flight UX1093 (AirEuropa) a crowded 788 [EC-MIG] from Madrid to Amsterdam made 5 approaches (in these included 2 GAs) and decided to RETURN to MAD/LEMD
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Despite rumours to the contrary, Manchester is also in Europe.
No itís not. We officially left on the 31st January!
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Originally Posted by srjumbo747 View Post
No itís not. We officially left on the 31st January!
The EU and Europe are completely separate! The UK left the EU! Not Europe!
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Old 12th Feb 2020, 01:56
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Saw EK017 at about 1.5d. Commented to a friend "that will G/A", was all over the place, the wind was ridiculously gusty, nothing stood a chance.
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Originally Posted by Nialler View Post
I was in Luxembourg last night where a code red had been issued early afternoon

The weather event was widespread.
I reckon there were a few "Code Brown's" issued inside aircraft cabins on the day as well.
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Originally Posted by gravityf1ghter View Post
The EU and Europe are completely separate!
No, that's Eurovision you're thinking of, at least the EU is a subset of Europe.
(Israel, Azerbaijan, Australia??!)

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The amount of brexiteers with flight radar is alarming
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Without commenting on Brexit., the amount of people with poor geography knowledge in an aviation forum is very interesting.
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Originally Posted by derjodel View Post
Great Britain left Europe between 450,000 - 180,000 years ago
Another fake fact!

Great Britain did not exist until James 1st (VIth) invented the term to describe his kingdom as a single entity without any implied supermecy of England over Scotland or vice versa - this would have been abouyt 1605, so barely more than 400 years ago...

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Originally Posted by derjodel View Post
Great Britain left Europe between 450,000 - 180,000 years ago
Which must have been a right bugger if you were on short finals! :-)
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Great Britain did not exist until James 1st (VIth) invented the term to describe his kingdom as a single entity without any implied supermecy of England over Scotland or vice versa - this would have been abouyt 1605, so barely more than 400 years ago...
Before the "Kingdom of Great Britain" was declared (actually as a result of the Act of Union in 1707), "Great Britain" was a perfectly correct geographical term for the big island off the coast of France.

To pretend otherwise is a bit like saying that America didn't exist until Columbus (or the Chinese/Irish/Vikings/etc) discovered it.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Before the "Kingdom of Great Britain" was declared (actually as a result of the Act of Union in 1707), "Great Britain" was a perfectly correct geographical term for the big island off the coast of France.

To pretend otherwise is a bit like saying that America didn't exist until Columbus (or the Chinese/Irish/Vikings/etc) discovered it.
It'll soon just be England with a bit of sheep grazing land attached to the west anyway.

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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
Another fake fact!

Great Britain did not exist until James 1st (VIth) invented the term to describe his kingdom as a single entity without any implied supermecy of England over Scotland or vice versa - this would have been abouyt 1605, so barely more than 400 years ago...

:0)

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(er, shouldn't that be 'pedantry' ?)
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Gesellschaft mit beschršnkter Haftung is normally abbreviated to GmbH, but I wouldn’t want to be pedantic in case the abbreviation was intended otherwise.
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Originally Posted by PDR1 View Post
Another fake fact!

Great Britain did not exist until James 1st (VIth) invented the term to describe his kingdom as a single entity without any implied supermecy of England over Scotland or vice versa - this would have been abouyt 1605, so barely more than 400 years ago...

:0)

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And so down the internet rabbit hole I went, curious about yet another distinction in the many names for all or part of the archipeligo off the north west coast of europe.

I learnt that according to that font of much usually but not always reliable information, Wikipedia:
The classical writer, Ptolemy, referred to the larger island as great Britain (megale Bretannia) and to Ireland as little Britain (mikra Brettania) in his work, Almagest (147–148 AD).[37] In his later work, Geography (c. 150 AD), he gave these islands the names[38] Ἀλουίωνος (Alwiōnos), Ἰουερνίας (Iwernias), and Mona (the Isle of Man), suggesting these may have been native names of the individual islands not known to him at the time of writing Almagest.[39] The name Albion appears to have fallen out of use sometime after the Roman conquest of Great Britain, after which Britain became the more commonplace name for the island called Great Britain.
Clearly Ptolemy postdates the formation of the English Channel and the North Sea...
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